Prevention science is a framework for research focused on preventing and/or mitigating behavioral and health challenges and increasing resiliency. The prevention science work at FPG draws from a diverse range of disciplines—including the behavioral, social, psychological, and neuro sciences—to understand the origins of social problems at the individual, community, and societal levels. Prevention strategies focus on ways to intervene before a problem emerges or worsens, avoiding adverse outcomes and their costs, and enhancing conditions conducive to healthy child and adolescent development, good mental and physical health, and strong families and communities.
The Fostering Research On Neuro-Prevention Translation via Infrastructure, Education, and Relationships (FRONTIER) program seeks to facilitate collaborative research into the effects of significant adversity on the development of children and adolescents, as well as methods for improving outcomes. The overall mission of FRONTIER is to apply both a transdisciplinary and translational approach for cross-cutting research, practice and policy in neuro-prevention science.
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Through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative, the Impact Center at FPG’s Robin Jenkins, PhD, and Former FPG Senior Implementation Specialist Renée Boothroyd, PhD, are helping the Nebraska Administrative Offices of Courts and Probation create readiness for, and capacities to, effectively implement Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice recommendations stemming from a comprehensive statewide system review.
William Aldridge II, PhD, is director of The Impact Center at FPG and a senior implementation specialist. His work includes active implementation support and evaluation research on the implementation and scale-up of evidence-based prevention/well-being strategies in communities and state, regional, and national service systems. He is currently principal investigator on the Implementation Capacity for Triple P projects.